Friday, August 6, 2010

Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells

This is a funny story about two little bunnies, Max and Ruby, who decide to each bake for their Grandmother's Birthday. The story very clearly depicts the rivalry between a bossy (but patient) older sister, and a younger brother who's determined to make his own special contribution to the process, even though he doesn't know how to read. Max continually disrupts Ruby's cake making project and finally decides that he will make his own special cake: earthworm cake with red-hot marshmallow squirters. He makes multiple trips to the grocery store with beautifully written lists (in his own incomprehensible hand-writing that the grocers can't understand) but is able to get his message across through a variety of unique non-verbal signals. Max may seem like an innocent little bunny, but he is determined to make sure that he can share the spotlight with Ruby on grandma's special day. The illustrations are fantastic and the text is simple and straight forward. This is a big hit with older toddlers and preschoolers.
Where to Buy: Children's book stores typically carry this book and it can also be easily found through on line retailers.

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